10x8 gelatin silver print from 5x7 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons in 1937.NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
Image of 135' Olin Stephens designed, Bath Iron Works built J class sloop RANGER (built 1937 in Bath, Me.),
127.5' W. Starling Burgess designed, Herreshoff built J class sloop RAINBOW (built 1934 in Bristol, R.I.),
130' Charles E. Nicholson designed, Camper & Nicholson Yard built J class cutter ENDEAVOUR (built 1934 in Gosport, England),
128.5' Camper & Nicholson J class sloop ENDEAVOUR II (built 1936 in Gosport, England)
and 126' Paine, Belknap & Skene designed, George Lawley & Son Corp. built J Class sloop YANKEE (built 1930 in Neponset, Mass.)
at NYYC Cruise up Buzzards Bay, Mass..
Visible in image:
starboard bow views of RANGER in foreground with RAINBOW and ENDEAVOUR visible under her mainsail and ENDEAVOUR II and YANKEE astern running before the wind under marconi-rigged mainsails and spinnakers, other sails in distance.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
For more information see:
SLEEK, text by John Rousmaniere, p. 89 and 116 and Rousmaniere interview, WOODENBOAT, Sept/Oct, 1989. Handwritten on back: "J class NYYC cruise". Stamped back in blue rectangular box: "MORRIS ROSENFELD & SONS / PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATORS / 163 WEST 23rd ST., N.Y. 10011 / Phone: 989-2404" and "83476".